Zach Galia Named Inaugural Head Coach of ACHA Women's Hockey Program

Zach Galia Named Inaugural Head Coach of ACHA Women's Hockey Program

Zach Galia will begin the season as the first head coach in Women’s ACHA hockey history at Adrian College. As a recent graduate and member of the first men’s NCAA hockey program in Adrian College history, Zach is no stranger to starting a tradition at Adrian College. The inaugural Men’s NCAA hockey program broke numerous records, the fastest program to 100 wins (102-12-2), most wins for a first year program (26), and four Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association championships, on its way to a birth in the 2011 NCAA National Championship. Zach brings this championship experience and winning attitude to a bright new program.

Before his four-year experience at Adrian College, Zach played junior hockey in the Central Junior Hockey League for the Kanata Stallions. As a steady defenseman, he was a solid  blue line performer throughout his years in junior hockey. Zach is a graduate of St. Edward High School in Cleveland, Ohio and was the assistant captain of a State Championship team for the Eagles. Zach also is part of the elite staff of the Extreme Power Skating hockey camp each summer that takes place in Tampa, Florida and Quebec City, Quebec. The camp is run by NHL Linesman Jonny Murray, as well as other professional and collegiate hockey players.

Zach majored in Communication and minored in Business at Adrian College, and graduated magna cum laude in 2011.